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Chicago’s Toy and Game Fair

by Allyson Hoffman

Chicago’s Toy and Game Fair begins this Thursday, November 21st, and will continue through Sunday, November 24th. This event is perfect children or the child at heart and is your chance to explore and test this season’s hottest toys pre-holiday!

The event features tons of demo stations from LEGO, Automoblox, Flower Fairies, and much more where you’ll enjoy the opportunity to meet the inventors of your favorite games, such as BopIt, Operation, Shopkins, and others.

Additionally, you can pitch your fantastic new game idea to the pros or participate in the young inventor challenge and show off your skills to top industry professionals. Don’t miss the chance to get your hands on this season’s top toys and games.

All ChiTAG events will take place at Navy Pier in Chicago. Visit ChiTAG’s official website for tickets, event information, and event times. This is an event you won’t want to miss! 

 

 

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After Dark Featuring Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again

by Allyson Hoffman

After Dark Featuring Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again features over 350 works of Warhol’s amazingly varied career. The event, held November 15th at Art Institute of Chicago, is your chance to view this one-of-a-kind art show. Along with late-night access to the exhibition, you’ll enjoy live performances by Gilligan Moss, DJ sets coordinated by Bizarre Love.  Complimentary snacks to enjoy will be available throughout the evening, and a cash bar will feature cocktails inspired by the exhibition.

Visit the official event website to purchase your tickets today and don’t miss your chance to view these unique works of art from this the beloved and iconic American Pop artist.

 

 

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The Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show

by Allyson Hoffman

The 2019 Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show (A+M Show) opens with a Preview Party on Thursday evening, November 7th, and runs from Friday, November 8th through Sunday, November 9th at the Winnetka Community House.

Presented by The Woman's Board of Winnetka Community House, this spectacular style and design event takes place on Chicago's beautiful North Shore. It is a much-beloved favorite of locals and beyond. Proceeds from the Show benefit the Community House, a unique, local non-profit that provides educational, cultural, social, and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. Ranging in styles from classic to modern, the Show is known for gorgeous home furnishings and accessories, artwork, clothing, and jewelry.

Visit the official event website to purchase your tickets today! If you are interested in unique items that are exclusively available for purchase from dealers who are nationally recognized specialists, then this is the event for you!

 

 

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SOFA Chicago

by Allyson Hoffman

October 31st – November 3rd, SOFA Chicago returns to Navy Pier. SOFA, or Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design, is an event that focuses on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art, and design.

In addition to over 80 art dealers, SOFA Chicago also includes an acclaimed lecture series and special exhibits exploring the artworks on view and surveying new trends in the art world. This 26th edition will highlight women in design, performance art, and interactive experiences.

The event will take place at Festival Hall A and B located at Navy Pier on Thursday, October 31st – Sunday, November 3rd.

Visit SOFA Chicago's official site for times, ticket information, as well as a list of this year's exhibitors and lectures. You won't want to miss this showing from such a diverse group of galleries from across the globe.

 

 

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Spooky Zoo

by Allyson Hoffman

Are you looking for a safe and fun place to trick-or-treat this Halloween? Then, bring your little Princesses and Pirates or Goblins and Ghouls to the Spooky Zoo at Lincoln Park Zoo. Saturday, October 26th, families are welcome to visit Lincoln Park Zoo’s Spooky Zoo and receive tons of treats that your youngsters are sure to love!

Spooky Zoo will be held in conjunction with the Zoo’s Fall Fest Celebration. So be sure to stick around for Ferris wheel rides, pumpkin carving, and so much more!

Visit the official event website for additional information. This event is perfect for the whole family and is sure to provide “spooktacular” trick-or-treating fun that everyone can enjoy!

 

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Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns

by Allyson Hoffman

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind event as The Chicago Botanic Garden presents the Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns. This event begins Wednesday, October 16th and will run through Sunday, October 20th. The event will also run Wednesday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 27th.

This Boo-tanical event features more than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins, some as large as 150 pounds. The LED-lit jack-o’-lanterns will be staged along a festive, paved pathway. Along the way, encounter entertaining characters, watch live carvings and view the ghostly trains in the Model Railroad Garden.

Purchase light snacks and drinks such as cider and ale before you head onto the path. Along the path, stop over at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden for hearty seasonal fare.

Visit Chicago Botanic Garden’s official website for additional information and to purchase your tickets today! You are sure to have a Spooktacular time! 

 

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The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival

by Allyson Hoffman

Starting on the eve of October 10th and running through October 13th it’s time to again gather for some family fun at the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival. The festival kicks off on Thursday, October 10th from 5 PM to 10 PM, with a Community Appreciation Night featuring free admission, carnival rides, pumpkin carving, live music, and more!

The fun continues on Friday, October 11th starting at 4 PM with an activity-packed weekend that includes a full schedule of right through Sunday with costume and pie-eating contests, horse-drawn hayrides, a petting zoo, crafts, three stages for music, food and beverages galore, Trick-or-Treating throughout festival grounds, and the attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most pumpkins carved and lit at once.

The festival admission price is $5 per day with tickets available at the entrance gates upon arrival. All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois and further their mission to grant wishes for Illinois children with life-threatening conditions.

Visit the official event website for additional information. So get “pumpkined” up to partake in this inspiring fall feature and fundraiser where the whole family is sure to have an awesome time!

 

 

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Great Food Expo

by Allyson Hoffman

Attention all foodies, the Great Food Expo begins this Saturday, October 5th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. This is the premier event for both cooking and entertaining enthusiasts of all ages. Taste innovative treats from a wide variety of foods and beverages. Show off your skills in the hands-on workshops and cooking classes. And learn from the best as you meet renown chefs.

Don’t miss Graham Elliot Saturday on the main stage or Sunday’s keynote address from Food Network’s Chef Anne Burrell.

Visit the official event website for additional information. Shop and bring home the very best in emerging tasty products, delicious specialty items, and those new cooking techniques to delight the taste buds of your friends & family.

This extravaganza is sure to tantalize your taste and treat your touch and culinary talent to a tremendous treat!


 

Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
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Golden Paw Gala

by Allyson Hoffman

Join Heartland Animal Shelter for their “Raise Your PAWS FUR the Cause” Golden Paw Gala this Saturday, October 5th at the Sunset Ridge Country Club. This fun-filled night will include an open bar, appetizers, and an auction with more than 100 unique items. All proceeds will benefit Heartland Animal Shelter and their mission to provide a no-kill shelter for the care, humane treatment, and adoption of lost, stray, and abandoned animals and to find permanent, loving homes for homeless animals.

Diane Pathieu, ABC7 Chicago, will again emcee the event. Ron Bernardi will host a wine cork pull and an exciting live auction with exclusive packages including a private chef dinner with two-time James Beard award winner Gale Gand, and a 70″ LG television.

If you can’t attend the Golden Paw Gala, but would still like to support the animals, click here now to donate!

For additional information, to register and to purchase tickets please visit Heartland Animal Shelter’s official website. Get ready for a night of fun and food all benefiting our furry forever friends and a worthy cause!

 

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Chicago Half Marathon and 5K

by Allyson Hoffman

It’s off to the races at the HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon and 5K. This Sunday, September 29th in Chicago’s historic Jackson Park celebrate the 23rd annual running of the HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon and 5K benefiting the Chicago Run charity. The Chicago Run charity mission is to promote the health and wellness of Chicago’s children through innovative, engaging, and sustainable youth running programs.

The course highlights Chicago’s historic south shore and features a traffic-free Lake Shore Drive -- the only Chicago race to completely shut down this main transportation artery. Runners will traverse the streets of Hyde Park and the Museum of Science and Industry Campus before entering the north and south Lake Shore Drive lanes and evenutally finishing at the Statue of the Republic.

Visit the official event website for additional viewing and participation information or to register today to put on your running shoes for this Chicago Hometown Race!

 

Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
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